Lezyne has introduced a new range of Strip Drive front and rear lights that can fit any shape of handlebar or seatpost, including aero options.
There are two rear lights in the Strip Drive range along with a front light, each containing five LEDs.
The higher level rear light is the Strip Drive Pro. It’s co-moulded meaning that the lens and the body are an integrated whole so that water can’t get inside. The control button is shielded away underneath the rubber outer so that rain can’t get in there either.
This £39.99 light has nine different modes: six flashing and 3 constant. Lezyne claims an output of 100 lumens for the daytime flash mode.
You recharge the battery by removing a labyrinthian rubber cover at the bottom to expose an integrated USB stick that goes directly into a port.
The light attaches to your seatpost or part of the frame with a stretchy rubber strap. The back section of the light is very flexible so it’ll conform to different shapes. We’ve got it mounted onto a Trek Madone 9 Series’ aero seatpost in this picture.
The Strip Drive (without the Pro) rear light is a tenner cheaper at £29.99. It also has nine modes but the daytime flash mode is a more modest 25 lumens.
The Strip Drive front light is also £29.99. Lezyne claims 120 lumens in the daytime flash mode. An indicator tells you when it’s time to recharge the battery.
Again, this light has a flexy rubber back section. We fitted it neatly and securely to this aero handlebar from Bontrager. The rubber strap won’t mark your bike.
The new lights are available as units and in packages with other models from the Lezyne range from www.upgradebikes.co.uk.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.